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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

FAA Calls On The Aviation Industry To Equip For NextGen

Will Hold A 'Call To Action' Summit October 28

FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker announced to a group of aviation leaders at the NextGen Institute that the FAA will hold a “Call to Action” summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The all-day session will be held on October 28.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Boeing: Asia Pacific Region To Lead Global Need For New Pilots, Technicians

More Than 400-Thousand Expected To Be Required Over The Next 20 Years

If you're looking for a job as a pilot or aircraft technician, you might want to look east ... to the Far East. The 2014 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, an industry forecast of aviation personnel demand, projects a requirement for 216,000 new commercial airline pilots and 224,000 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region through 2033.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

First Zero-Gravity 3D Printer To Launch Off-Planet Manufacturing

Device Developed By Made In Space To Be Installed Aboard ISS

In the not-too-distant future, some parts and tools intended to be used in space will be fabricated in space, rather than produced on the ground and shipped to orbit.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Business Jet Market Worth $33.8 Billion By 2020

New Study Provide Global Market Analysis

According to the new market research report, the global business jet market was valued at $20.9 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach $33.8 billion by the end of 2020, to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 6.86%.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Swiss International Air Lines Orders Up To 25 A320neo Airplanes

Will Gradually Replace The Carrier's Existing A320 Aircraft

Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has announced that SWISS, a member-airline of the Group, will expand its A320 fleet with a firm order for 15 A320neo aircraft, plus an additional ten of the type to be confirmed at a later stage. The fuel-efficient NEO-fleet will gradually renew and replace SWISS’ existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Fighting Ebola With Airplanes

Mission Aviation Fellowship Joins Battle Against Ebola In Congo

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is supporting efforts to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), MAF officials said today.The Christian aviation organization is using its airplanes to transport medical personnel and supplies into the remote Boende district of the DRC. According to the DRC Minister of Health, 59 cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the area, including 32 deaths.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

FAA Proposes Fines Against American Eagle

Says Airline Did Not Follow Proper De-Icing Procedures In 2013

The FAA has proposed a $60,000 civil penalty against American Eagle for allegedly failing to follow approved aircraft de-icing procedures for certain flights out of Sioux Falls, SD.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready For Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion

MAVEN Completing 10-Month Journey To Our Neighboring Planet

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.20.14)

“The FAA has met its commitment and built the foundation for ADS-B. It is time for all users of the national airspace – avionics suppliers, aircraft integrators, operators and installers – to work together to ensure that all aircraft flying in controlled airspace are equipped with these NextGen avionics.” Source: FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker.

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